The mall will be redesigned and remodeled
Tabani, owner of the Natchez Mall, will redesign and remodel the entire facility to encompass today’s outdoor/indoor shopping centers. Every store will
have entry and access to parking. Belk has signed a long term renewal to its lease. The new design will attract new national and regional tenants.
The 9,870 jobs reported for Adams County in March shows an increase of 300 jobs from a year ago. The total number of jobs is still slightly below pre-pandemic levels. However, the population continues
to shrink slowly. With a 5.2 percent jobless rate, the county has a much lower unemployment rate than normal.
The Miss-Lou Relay for Life will be held May 6 at the Vidalia Municipal Complex.
Natchez aldermen voted to increase water rates slowly over a five year period. Households will pay from $4-$8 per month more for combined water and sewer based
on usage, with each year the rates going up. The increase will help the utility fund maintenance and improvements. Last year, the waterworks earned $5.5 million in revenues and had $6.2 million in expenses, which makes it almost certain aldermen will increase
Franklin County deputies and Miss. Highway Patrol officers arrested Blaine Chambers, 34, of Amite County, for the armed robbery of the Dollar General in Smithdale. Chambers brandished a knife during the heist. While cash was taken, no one was injured.
He was caught and arrested a few hours after the robbery.
Trinity Medical has resumed
normal visiting hours of 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Donald White, 71, of Natchez, was arrested by
Natchez police, after he allegedly shot and killed a neighbor’s wandering dog. White was charged with cruelty to an animal and discharging a firearm within the city limits.
Consultants working with Concordia Parish Police Jury will discuss new district lines with both the police jury and the school board. The plan should be adopted soon.
The Mississippi River at Natchez will fall to 42 feet by May 10.
Adams County Sheriff's deputies
reported on the afternoon of April 22, a traffic stop was initiated on a vehicle that was traveling on Highland Blvd for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop, deputies located approximately 100 grams of marijuana, 1½ dosage units of Morphine,
43 milliliters of Promethazine and digital scales. The driver was cited for the traffic violation and the passenger, Xavier Williams was arrested for Possession of Sch I (Marijuana) with Intent, Possession of Sch IV (Promethazine), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
On the afternoon of April 23, a traffic stop was initiated on a vehicle that was traveling on Hwy 61 North. During the traffic stop, deputies learned the driver, Robert Johns, had an active arrest warrant for his arrest for Contempt of Circuit Court in Lawrence
County. Johns was placed under arrest. Inside the vehicle, deputies located a loaded Hi Point 9mm pistol, approximately 6 grams of Methamphetamine, digital scales, empty baggies, and approximately 4 grams of marijuana. Johns was arrested for Felony Contempt
of Court (LawrenceCounty), Possession of Sch II (Methamphetamine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of Marijuana in a Motor Vehicle, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Johns is currently on Probation with Mississippi Department of Corrections
for a prior drug offense. On the evening of April 23, a traffic stop was initiated on a vehicle that was traveling on Hwy 84 for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop, deputies located a small amount of marijuana on one of the passengers in the vehicle,
Joseph Manson. Inside the vehicle, a loaded Glock 9mm pistol that had an extended 30 rd loaded magazine was found in a back pack. A computer check revealed that the Glock was stolen from Long Beach, Miss. Deputies also located that inside the grey backpack
contained ninety (90) ecstasy pills inside of a Tylenol bottle, 13 individual packages containing six ecstasy pills in each package, four individual packages containing 10 ecstasy pills each, totaling 208 Ecstasy pills seized, a clear plastic bag containing
61 grams of a marijuana, 23 individual packages of marijuana that were inside a green Crown Royal bag totaling 164 grams, 11 individual packages of a marijuana that were inside an orange Crown Royal bag totaling 124 grams, a black jar containing a marijuana,
totaling 117 grams, a clear jar containing suspected THC wax, totaling 30 grams, and an individually wrapped THC edible, totaling 8 grams, a digital scale and an extra magazine with 9mm unfired rounds. A small black backpack contained a black and clear bag
with marijuana totaling 8 grams, a peanut butter mintz package containing a marijuana, totaling 12 grams, and a grinder containing a marijuana. All three occupants in the vehicle were arrested. The driver, Laurence Burnett, was charged with Trafficking Sch
I (Ecstasy), Possession of Sch I (Marijuana) with Intent to Deliver, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Stolen Firearm. Charles Clark, a passenger, was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Joseph Manson, a passenger, was charged
with Possession of Sch I (Marijuana) with Intent to Deliver.
Kadeem Conner, 23, wanted
for a drive by shooting on Red Bud Lane this past week, has turned himself in. He and five other men allegedly shot more than 20 bullets, hitting homes and vehicles in their assault. Fortunately, no one was reported injured.
The Natchez-Adams school board may close Frazier Elementary School and temporarily place high school students at Robert Lewis School until the new high school is finished. The renovation of the current Natchez High School should be complete in time for middle school students to start moving onto the campus next school year. The new high school won't be ready until October.
Woodville police did a checkpoint on 61 North for vehicle safety, driver's licenses and proof
of insurance. Several dozen warnings and tickets were issued. 10 were arrested on narcotics charges.
The Franklin County Board of Education voted unanimously on Tuesday, April 19 to formally accept a low bid and move forward with several planned improvements on the lower elementary school campus this summer. Superintendent of Education Chris
Kent said two bids were received for the entire scope of the project, which would remove all flooring from Franklin County Lower Elementary School and the pre-kindergarten building behind it as part of a highly-anticipated asbestos abatement initiative. Additionally,
Kent noted three alternate bids were sought for the relocation of the FCLE office, renovations to a campus restroom and replacing the flooring in the elementary library.
precincts and districts were adopted by ordinance at the most recent Catahoula Parish Police Jury meeting. The jury is elected from nine single member districts. The 2020 census determined its districts were not evenly balanced by population and new
lines needed to be drawn.